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Inaugural CBC Newsletter

A number of developments and achievements have happened since the launch of the Centre for Biological Control (CBC), in November 2017. In order to showcase and highlight some of these achievements, the CBC decided to compile an annual newsletter. The first issue of this newsletter was published in January 2019.

Harvesting the fruits of a Polish collaboration

For the past three years, researchers from the Centre for Biological Control (CBC) and the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rhodes University have been working in collaboration with members from the University of Gdansk and Medical University of Gdansk (UGMUG) in Poland.

Waterweed adventures in America

Megan Reid, CBC Masters student, has recently returned from a productive three-month stint in the USA. Her mission? Conducting surveys for natural enemies and potential biological control agents of Mexican water lily (Nymphaea mexicana), which has become an invasive species in South Africa.

SARChI appoints new Rhodes University Chair

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have appointed Rhodes University Head of Entomology, Distinguished Professor Martin Hill, as one of its South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) chair.

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